Choosing a name for your baby can be difficult. There is a huge amount of pressure to find that ‘perfect’ name that sounds good but also has a great meaning.
There are some names out there that have meanings that are not so positive, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them if you love them.
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We have put together some of our favorite baby names that mean fear, scared, or afraid. After all, that is exactly how many parents feel when they take their first steps into their parenting journey.
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Boys Names meaning Fear, Scared or Afraid
Here are some of our favorite boy’s names that mean fear, scared, or afraid. There be something here that will inspire you to look for a more unusual name for your little prince.
Abhai – Of Indian origin and means without fear.
Abhaidev – Sanskrit in origin and means free of fear.
Abhaijeet – Means victory over fear and is of Hindi origin.
Agnar – From the Old Norse name ‘Agnarr’ which is derived from ‘agi’ meaning terror’ and ‘egg’ meaning ‘edge of a sword’.
Akampit – Of Indian origin and means one who has no fear.
Amund – From the Old Norse name ‘Agnarr’ combined with ‘mundr’ which means ‘protection’.
Avenbuangbomwan – A name of Benin origin and means the innocent need not be scared of a curse.
Bhayapah – Means warding off fear and is of Sanskrit origin.
Bhisma – A name that means ‘fear-inducing’ or ‘terrible’.
Deimos – This is a name of Greek origin that means ‘terror’ and is the name of one of the sons of the Greek god ‘Ares’.
Egil – From the Old Norse name ‘Egill’ which comes from names that began with ‘agi’ which means ‘terror’.
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Egwuchi – Of Igbo origin and means the fear of God.
Furchtegott – A name of German origin and means fear God.
Harshnil – Indian in origin and means scared.
Irijah – A name that means ‘the fear of the lord’.
Jeremouth – This is a name that means ‘one that fears death’.
Jerial – Means ‘vision of God’ or ‘fear’.
Kapua’ula – Of Hawaiian origin and means the scared flower.
Nihshank – A name of Sanskrit origin and means fearless, free from fear.
Nirbhai – Of Indian origin and means without fear.
Ohanmu – Benin in origin and means fear is in the air.
Ohonbamu – A name of Benin origin and means the fear of the Oba of Benin is eminent.
Ove – Possibly a modern form of the Old Danish name ‘Aghi’ which is a combination of ‘terror’ and ‘edge of a sword’.
Panick – Means scared and is of Indian origin.
Phobes – A name of Greek origin that means ‘fear’ or ‘panic’. This was also the name of one of Ares sons in Greek Mythology.
Qanit – This name has many different meanings including ‘submissive’ and ‘god-fearing’.
Ragbhay – This is a name that means ‘fearful anger’‘.
Rindi – Of Shona origin and means walks without fear.
Rudr – Is a name of Lord Shiva but can also mean ‘fearsome’.
Timothy – Indian in origin and means to fear God.
Urumaiah – Means no fear and is of Indian origin.
Zelophehad – Could mean either ‘first born’ or ‘shadow of terror’ in Hebrew.
Girls Names Meaning Fear, Scared, or Afraid
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Abhayi – A name of Sanskrit origin and means fearless.
Abhavya – This is a name that means ‘improper’ or ‘fear-causing’.
Agar – Means ‘one that fears’.
Arnapkapfaaluk – Inuit in origin and means goddess inspiring fear in hunters.
Bhao – Of Indian in origin and means fear.
Bhayanashini – A name of Indian origin and means remover of fear.
Egwuchi – Means the fear of God and is of Igbo origin.
Egwuwa – Igbo in origin and means fear of the world.
Nihshanka – Of Sanskrit origin and means absence of fear.
Nihshankaya – Means without fear and is of Sanskrit origin.
Nikeeta – A name of Indian origin and means not scared.
Vashishka – Indian in origin and means without fear.
Veetabhi – Means free from fear and is of Sanskrit origin.
Yengchen – Of Buddhist origin and means scared one.
The Final Thought
That brings us to the end of our list of baby names that mean fear, scared, or afraid. Hopefully one of our choices has inspired you to look beyond the more traditional names.
Or maybe you have found the perfect name for your little one from our list. If you are still searching for that perfect name then do not worry there is plenty of choices still out there. and you could check out our names that mean snake or serpent or names that mean sword or blade.